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Friday is meant for leaving work behind, grabbing your already-packed bag, hopping on the train, and thinking about the whale watching and dockside dining ahead. See ya Monday, NYC! To figure out where to escape for the weekend with a budget of $700, we used brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and […]

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Massachusetts is sweetening the cultural pot this summer with Free Fun Fridays. On select Fridays this summer, over 85 of the state’s most popular museums, historic places and scenic sites will be gratis for all visitors. You’ll detect a distinctive Berkshires twist with Tanglewood (July 21), The Mount (June 23) and the Norman Rockwell Museum (June 30) […]

air balloon ride in fall

When green turns to gold, mixed with humbling hues of red, orange and yellow, that’s your cue. Whether for a day or weekend, celebrate our most spectacular season by land, air, and sea with these seven adventurous fall foliage trips near NYC—including ziplining, yoga retreating, whitewater rafting, and a champagne-fueled air balloon ride. Deerfield Valley […]

As diverse as NYC’s bike network is, the world is full of fabulous places to spin your wheels. Meet three cities that are home to unexpectedly awesome urban trails.

Spend less time planning a getaway and more time enjoying one this winter. These delightful digs—including a bohemian retreat on Long Island, a historic B&B in Connecticut, a boutique Cambridge hotel and something new just across the river in New Jersey—offer affordable rates on the weekend (not just Sunday-Thursday) and easy car-free access from New […]

The Tavern at Diamond Mills

Culinary cognoscenti may ponder whether a taste beyond bitter, sour, salty and sweet exists. For those with a refined visual aesthetic, a restaurant’s view might just be the umami that adds the fifth flavor dimension to a meal. The following gourmet getaways provide panoramic vistas that enhance the already delectable gastronomic offerings. Spring is the […]

Fresh Tomatoes

Baked beans, Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie are part of Boston’s culinary tradition. While these reliable hometown favorites inspire local pride, adventurous chefs are garnering much-merited attention, putting Boston on top of the gastronomic map. Geography hasn’t hurt Beantown, with its long coastline offering a jackpot of succulent seafood. The city’s ethnic diversity […]

New restaurant at Bedford Post Inn

From a paper factory-turned-hotel in Long Island City, to New York’s very first shuffleboard club and the BRIC House for the Arts, New Yorkers have had plenty of new distractions to help them get through a relentless winter. And they will have many more to enjoy this spring. Here are a few things we’re excited […]

When the temperatures drop, you can count on these six hotels to offer great rates and dreamy digs all season long. Whether you choose to escape to a cozy bohemian retreat in the Catskills or a funky Bed-and-Breakfast in Montréal, these fabulous budget-friendly accommodations make it easy to plan a car-free getaway this winter. Kate’s […]